Rumour Mill: Chelsea to sell stars to fund Ronaldo move

Date published: Thursday 12th November 2015 12:54

Cristiano Ronaldo: Superstar a target for Chelsea?

Chelsea to allow a trio of stars to depart to fund a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, while Arsenal eye Bundesliga duo, according to rumours.


– Arsenal have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race for Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi (Metro)

– Roma have confirmed they want to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny on a permanent basis but believe the Gunners are reluctant to sell (Evening Standard)

– Arsene Wenger is continuing to monitor Monchengladbach star Granit Xhaka, 23, as he considers strengthening his injury-hit midfield in January (Bild)

– Real Madrid are willing to sell winger Jese Rodriguez, who is interesting Arsenal and Chelsea, if a club meet the 22-year-old’s £21.1million release clause (Don Balon)

Aston Villa

– Remi Garde wants to sign Ivorian centre-half Lamine Kone from Lorient in a €3million deal (Daily Star)

– Villa have been linked with midfielder Samuel Bastien, 19, who is on loan at Serie B outfit US Avellino from Anderlecht (Shoot)

– Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, who has been linked with Villa, has admitted a move to England “would be a dream” (Birmingham Mail)

– Joe Allen, who looks set to leave Liverpool in January, has emerged as a target for Remi Garde (Calciomercato)


– Cherries winger Matt Ritchie is a surprise target for Manchester United, who are no longer confident in securing Saido Mane from Southampton (The Sun)


– PSG are to launch a huge bid in excess of £80million to rival Real Madrid in the chase for Blues star Eden Hazard (Daily Mail)

– Roman Abramovich wants to use the money generated from the sale of the Belgium to try sign Real superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (AS)

– Oscar and Nemanja Matic may also make way to fund a move for Ronaldo, who Abramovich wants to “reactivate Chelsea’s decadent image” (Daily Mirror)

– The Russian wants to overhaul Chelsea’s squad and has opened talks with Lazio regarding the signing of winger Antonio Candreva (Tuttomercatoweb)

Crystal Palace

– Middlesbrough will look to resign Patrick Bamford, who has made only three substitute appearances on loan at Palace from Chelsea, in January (Daily Mail)


– The Toffees are set to tell PSG and Juventus that star striker Romelu Lukaku is not for sale (Daily Mail)

– Roberto Martinez wants to sign Burnley’s Michael Keane to strengthen his defence, which has been decimated by injuries (Daily Mail)

Leicester City

– The Foxes are preparing themselves for a £10million bid from Arsenal for utility ace Jeffrey Schlupp (Shoot)


– Jurgen Klopp wants more competition for Simon Mignolet and is eyeing Cologne keeper Timo Horn, who has a £6.5million release clause (The Sun)

– Robert Lewandowski’s agent has interested the Bayern Munich forward is a target for Liverpool (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City

– City are set to join a transfer tug of war for 19-year-old Benfica winger Goncalo Guedes, who has also been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United (Daily Star)

– The league leaders could rival Arsenal for the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach (Bild)

– City’s hierarchy will turn to Carlo Ancelotti to replace Manuel Pellegrini if Pep Guardiola remains at Bayern Munich (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United

– Louis van Gaal is eyeing a surprise move for Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie after being put off by Saido Mane’s £30million price tag (The Sun)

– United are to compete with rivals Liverpool for the signing of Ajax youngster Anwar El Ghazi, 20 (Metro)

– Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has ruled out the possibility of Adnan Januzaj returning to United in January (Daily Express)

Newcastle United

– Wolves want to extend their loan of Newcastle defender Mike Williamson (Wolverhampton Express & Star)

– Toon target Charlie Austin has refused to rule out a January move (talkSPORT)

– Steve McClaren insists Siem de Jong will not leave St James’ Park in January, despite struggling for first-team football (Newcastle Chronicle)

Stoke City

– Tottenham are facing competition from Stoke City for the signing of Ebbsfleet winger Shilow Tracey, 17 (The Sun)

– Mark Hughes is keeping tabs on Werder Bremen striker Anthony Ujah as he looks to increase his squad’s fire power (Bild)


– Sam Allardyce is set to sign a couple of “really big players” in January, according to former assistant Phil Brown (Sunderland Echo)

– The Black Cats will have to pay £7million to land full-back Arthur Masuaku from Olympiakos (Shields Gazette)


– Spurs have agreed a deal to sign 16-year-old striker Victor Osimhen, after he shone in the under-17 World Cup (AS)

– Tottenham are facing competition from Stoke City for the signing of Ebbsfleet winger Shilow Tracey, 17 (The Sun)

– Mauricio Pochettino is keen on bringing Fulham striker Moussa Dembele to White Hart Lane to play alongside his namesake (ITV)


– The Hornets are still awaiting international clearance for former Real Madrid youngster Fran Montavez’s, who they signed in September (Watford Observer)

– Miguel Layun, on loan at Porto from Watford, says he would like to remain at the Portuguese club permanently (ClubCall)

West Ham

– Slaven Bilic remains keen on free-agent Emmanuel Adebayor, although the former Tottenham striker’s wage demands remain a stumbling block (Brentwood Gazette)

– Mexico striker Raul Jiminez has revealed he rejected a move to Upton Park before moving to Benfica on loan (London24)

– West Ham are interested in out-of-favour Roma striker Seydou Doumbia (Chingford Guardian)

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